Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship


By Laurence Heller, PhD and Aline LaPierre, PsyD

This book introduces a new paradigm for understanding human development and the symptoms that result from developmental trauma. Now translated in nine languages, the book emphasizes working with a person’s strengths, capacities, and resiliency to regulate the nervous system and promote connection to self and others.

Locally available translations: French, German, Danish, Greek, Czech, Spanish, and Italian. Forthcoming: Polish, Japanese and Chinese.

The NeuroAffective Touch® Institute is neither a regulatory nor licensing organization and therefore not sanctioned to certify, license, or otherwise bestow the legal authorization to practice as a mental health professional. The NeuroAffective Touch® Institute reserves the right to approve or deny any application to any training or membership, revoke approval at any time, and approve or deny the participation of any person, at its sole discretion, with or without cause, and in accordance with its policies and the law.
Peter Levine Somatic Experiencing

Healing Developmental Trauma provides clear guidance to help us hold, with knowledge and self-compassion, those seemingly irreconcilable opposites and is a vital and accessible map supporting emotional maturity and psycho-spiritual growth.

Peter A. Levine, PhDFounder of Somatic Experiencing®

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